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PHOTOS: Horseback funeral procession honors longtime Oklahoman

Friends, family and community members fulfilled a longtime Slapout, Oklahoma resident's wish to have a horseback funeral procession on Jan. 2. (Courtesy of Landon Nine)

A longtime northwest Oklahoma resident was honored with a horseback funeral procession.

The family of Bernard Landon Nine fulfilled the 94-year-old's wishes and gave him a funeral procession on horse back following his Jan. 2 death. Nine is described as a "steadfast pillar" of the Slapout, Oklahoma community.

Family, friends and community members took to horse back to follow a wagon carrying Nine to his final resting place. The procession was lead by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Nine's grandson Landon led a riderless horse behind the wagon. The man's final resting place was adjacent to his boyhood home.

Nine leaves behind his wife of nearly 70 years.


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